Run of the Week – December 2017 Week 4

The Contenders:

P*Foot’s frozen 12.5 on the Boulevard at 8:00 pace (honorable mention for Liability, who joined for 8 of them)

Just Steve’s nod to Blowhard with 8.1 miles in Allamuchy

Doobie’s Path to Victory #109, his second fastest ever

Chef’s Rockaway – Denville ramble – 9 miles at 6:55 pace

Jogfather’s 10 mile Frosty Nads run

Liability’s 15 miler down in Delaware at a 7:43 pace

Blowhard’s 16 miler at a crushing 7:07 pace Continue reading Run of the Week – December 2017 Week 4

January 2018 Club Challenge

January 2018 Highlands Hashers Challenge – Base Mileage Blast

Start your year off with a streak!

Gold Level – Run Everyday  – At least one run per day for 31 days, minimum 31 miles a week, each week.

Silver Level – Run Everyday – Log a run a day for 31 days of at least one mile each.

Bronze Level – Get back in shape – Run 5 days a week, including the final four days of the month (a partial 5th week), at least one mile each run.

Honor system, self report your results by adding a comment or emailing us.

Good luck, and get out there!

Merry Christmas 2017

Hope Santa was good to you all.  At least, hope you didn’t get too many ugly sweaters from your wife, mother, etc…

Cheers to a few of the Highlands Hashers who were able to slip the bonds of family obligation and get out for a run today, including…

  • Gonad’s quick run into Denville and back
  • WB looping up Ironwood
  • Iron Maiden cruising around Greystone
  • Just Eric’s jaunt outside of Helena, MT – bro WTF are you doing in Montana in December?
  • New Jersey Blowhard crushing 10 miles in Roxbury at a 7:11 pace in this cold (you won Xmas)
  • Donde’s 6.2, which included a stop under a highway overpass for pictures?  Classic Donde right here
  • Butters quick one half way around Lake Parsippany

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a present from the club…and here it is, a preview of your next monthly club challenge.

January 2018 Highlands Hashers Challenge – Base Mileage Blast

Start your year off with a streak!

Gold Level – Run Everyday  – At least one run per day for 31 days, minimum 31 miles a week, each week.

Silver Level – Run Everyday – Log a run a day for 31 days of at least one mile each.

Bronze Level – Get back in shape – Run 5 days a week, including the final four days of the month (a partial 5th week), at least one mile each run.

Honor system, self report your results by adding a comment or emailing us.

Good luck, and get out there!

 

Run of the Week – December 2017 Week 3

Well this was a big week.  Lots of great runs out there.  Looking back on it, probably our collective best week of the year.

Here are a few runs that are in contention for 2017’s penultimate Run of the Week Award.

Honorable Mentions:

Blowhard and Just Steve – 11 miles around the Great Swamp, at a filthy 6:15 average pace!

Stone Cold – 13.3 miles around Kinnelon at a quick 9:18 per mile – nice job on those hills!

Liability – 15 solo miles down in Delaware, running through the Dogfish Head Brewery – and stopping by later for just about as many beers!

Just Sheila – 4.0 miles on the Boulevard, setting PRs in both directions!

Mousehand, P-foot, Liability, Stone Cold, and Chef for a 10 mile group run before the 2nd Annual Highlands Hashers Risk Game / Day Where Everyone Calls Out of Work and Gets Drunk.

Runner Up:

Just Steve and Blowhard with a complete sufferfest – 17.0 miles around Roxbury and vicinity at a ridiculous 6:48 per mile pace.  Dammmn guys, that’s a crazy good run.

The Winner:

Donde Es with a sufferfest of his own on Hawk Mountain, just west of Allentown, PA.

The Stats

21.0 miles

3:52.18 moving time

3,758′ of vertical gain

11:04 per mile pace

Epic run and very deserving of our coveted Run of the Week Award!  Congratulations Donde!

Run of the Week: December 2017 Week 2

A little late on getting this out, so my apologies, but congratulations again to a group of overachievers who were busy on the roads and trails of Morris County, NJ last week.

Here who made the finals for the club’s prestigious Run of the Week Award,

The contenders:

Michelle’s 5.1 mile 9:06 average 5 Churches Run

Gonad’s 8 mile, 1840′  of climbing over the Wanaque Reservoir

Donde’s epic 17 miler, climbing 3550′ up, over, and around Bear Mountain, pretty damn good, but…

The winner:

Jogfather’s Snow Torture Run

3.4 miles, 12:00 average pace, unbearably cold, horrific snow, zero visibility – just another winter run for the Jogfather, who put all the younger men and women of the club with this brave effort.  Congratulations Jogfather, the club owes you a beer, a hot chocolate, and a pair of hand warmers for your Run of the Week!

Jogfather showing us who is the boss!

Run of the Month – November 2017 “Inaugural Edition”

We’re getting a jump on the new year and will be rolling out some new features and posts over the next few months.

New for 2018 we will feature a “Best Of…” series, or Run of the Month.

Think of it as the award for the all star Run of the Week, given on a monthly basis.

Or, think of it as a something to bet on, especially once football is over.

Better yet, think of it as your opportunity to earn another beer on the club.

In any case, click the link to find out which run our esteemed panel of voter (yes, singular) takes the first ever Run of the Month Award!

Spoiler Alert: It’s P-foot

ps…Chef is probably excited that we got a four banger into the post title this week!

Run of the Week: Putting in the Vert 5.0

By all accounts, Vertvember is a bad good idea.

Not the kind of bad good idea like benching your two time Superbowl winning, two time Superbowl MVP, make Tom Brady cry machine, future Hall of Fame quarterback, but a bad idea nonetheless.

It’s the kind of bad good idea where you take a few middle aged guys, who are in okay shape, and then insist they run serious vert for the first time in months (unless you are Blowhard), trying not to get injured and die in the process.

Yes, ladies and gents, we are talking about the 5th Annual Highlands Hashers Vertvember.

I could explain the origin of Vertvember, but it’s a tightly kept HH club secret, so if you really want to know all about it, sack up and come out on a Thursday night, buy a few rounds of IPA, and then keep doing that for a few weeks year or so and we’ll tell you.

Otherwise, just know that in November of every year, our club contest is all about the vert.

Price of entry is 19,200′ – which has to been confirmed by Garmin, the internet, the NSA, etc – which equates to 100 repeats of a local hill.

And 19.2 only gets you in the game – that’s your qualifier.  From there, it’s game on.

So, now is the time for historical records, if you’re into that sort of thing, which we are.

2013

  1.  RS/WB – 20,400′
  2. Gonad – 19,200′

2014

  1. Miyagi/P*foot – 30636′
  2. RS/WB – 19,200′

2015

  1.  Just Eric – 65974.409′ (all time record)
  2. Doobie – 61345.144′ (2nd all time)
  3. Miyagi/P*foot – 50413.386′ (3rd all time)

2016

  1. Just Eric – 40761.155′
  2. Donde Es – 39055.118′
  3. Blowhard – 28353.02′

2017

  1. Miyagi/P*foot – 26771.65′
  2. WB – 20016.40′
  3. Blowhard did not enter the S* challenge so no way to calculate.  If you get us the data, then maaaaaybe…but no other challengers this year.  Bitches.  

 

 

H/T to Miyagi/P*foot for the data collection and assistance

 

December challenge to come!

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